The county ignored this sewage leak for a year. We didn't.
Just a week after we filed a notice of intent to sue, the County has patched the long-neglected leak. We're very pleased the leak has been stopped, but this is just the first step in getting the County to clean up their act.
We still need full inspections of the outfall pipes, which haven't been inspected in over a decade. And to make sure this doesn't happen again, we need a comprehensive maintenance plan for the outfalls. Sewage pollution can cause severe environmental damage and negatively impact human health and safety. Sewage dumping is caused by outdated and ineffective infrastructure, leaking septic tanks, and the destruction of natural areas and the wetlands that naturally absorb stormwater.
Thanks to citizens like you, we can make sure this never happens again. Miami Waterkeeper works to hold polluters accountable and to safeguard our water and public health. We believe small steps add up to remarkable feats and will stand up to any person or organization, no matter how big, powerful, or well-funded, who might seek to harm our waterways. Your gifts empower us to bring polluters to justice. Together, we defend everyone’s right to use and enjoy clean water.
Take a step and join our fight today!
Sewage leak video courtesy of P. Kushlan via Miami Waterkeeper. Youtube video produced by Miami Waterkeeper
Miami Watekeeper's news media coverage regarding sewage leak: Read our July 31, 2017 Press Release HERE